Treasure hunter appeals to reunite WWI medals with hero's family

Medals unearthed in a school playing field in Essex. Credit: SWNS

A treasure hunter has appealed to find the relatives of a First World War veteran after unearthing several of his medals in a school playing field.

Tony Bibby discovered the precious award 10 years ago in Horndon-on-the-Hill in Essex, believed to belong to Harry Tucker of the Bedfordshire Regiment.

The medals are thought to belong to Harry Tucker of the Bedfordshire Regiment. Credit: SWNS

The 53-year-old has so far been unable to trace the man's family. The award is thought to be a British War Medal, handed to all soldiers who fought abroad in the Great War.

Speaking to the Bedfordshire on Sunday, Mr Bibby said:

With this year being the centenary, I thought it was time I had another go at locating Mr Tucker’s relatives.

The greatest reward that I could get is to track down a living relative and give it to them.

Harry Tucker's regiment number reported to be 41121, according to the National Archives. Credit: SWNS